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Strabismus in Adults

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Oct 31, 2022.

Strabismus is a condition that causes each of your eyes to look in different directions. Your eye muscles do not work together to control the movement of your eyes. This condition may only occur sometimes, or it may be present all the time.

Eye Anatomy


Call your eye doctor if:

  • You lose your vision in one or both eyes.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Wear eyewear as directed:

Eyeglasses or contact lenses can help your eyes work together.

Do eye exercises as directed:

Your healthcare provider may recommend exercises that help improve your eye movement and focus. Ask your healthcare provider about the best eye exercises for you.

Treatment options

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

Follow up with your eye doctor as directed:

You may need eye exams every 6 to 12 months, or more often. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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